1926 in New Zealand
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- 1 Population
- 2 Incumbents
- 3 Events
- 4 Arts and literature
- 5 Sport
- 6 Births
- 7 Deaths
- 8 See also
- 9 References
- 10 External links
A census was held in March 1926.
|Usually resident population||716,310
Regal and viceregal
- Speaker of the House - Charles Statham (Reform Party)
- Prime Minister - Gordon Coates.
- Minister of Finance - William Nosworthy, succeeded by William Downie Stewart
Main centre leaders
- Mayor of Auckland - George Baildon
- Mayor of Hamilton - John Robert Fow
- Mayor of Wellington - Charles Norwood
- Mayor of Christchurch - John Archer
- Mayor of Dunedin - Harold Livingstone Tapley
- Writer and adventurer Zane Grey first visited New Zealand, helping to popularise big-game fishing
- Department of Scientific and Industrial Research established
- Pavlova reportedly created by a Wellington hotel chef in honour of the visit of Anna Pavlova
- Ash eruption of Red Crater, Mount Tongariro
- Dr Leonard Cockayne publishes the first part of Monograph on New Zealand beech forests, which argued that the forests could be managed with a rotation of 80–120 years, but warned about overgrazing by deer.
- 15 April: By-election in Eden, won by Rex Mason (Labour). As a result, Labour became the dominant party in opposition, with 12 seats compared to the Liberals' 11.
- 15 November: The Balfour Declaration asserts the right of New Zealand and other dominions to exist as an independent country.
- 3 December: Nine miners died in an explosion in the Dobson coal mine near Brunner
Arts and literature
See: 1926 in music
- The 35th National Chess Championship was held in Dunedin, and was won by S. Crakanthorp of Sydney, his second title.
- New Zealand, along with India and the West Indies, is admitted to the Imperial Cricket Conference, increasing the number of test playing nations to six.
- The 16th New Zealand Open championship was won by Andrew Shaw after a playoff with Ernie Moss.
- The 8th National Amateur Championships were held at Mirimar 
- Men: Arthur Duncan (Wellington) - 9th title
- Women: Mrs E.G. Kerr
- 1926 New Zealand rugby union tour of Australia
- Ranfurly Shield - held by Hawkes Bay for the full season.
- The New Zealand national rugby league team toured Britain, losing all three tests against Great Britain and one test against Wales
- The NZRU took legal action to prevent the NZRL from using the name "All Blacks" for the national Rugby League team.
- 1926 Chatham Cup won by Sunnyside (Christchurch)
- Provincial league champions: 
- 27 May: Gordon Leggat, cricketer
- 29 June: James K. Baxter, writer
- 28 October: Merwyn Norrish, diplomat
- 18 December (in Scotland): Jock Aird, soccer player
- Barbara Anderson, writer
- Peter Cape, musician
- Trevor Davey, politician.
- George Gair, politician
- Rowena Jackson, ballerina
- Guy Ngan, artist
- Phar Lap, champion racehorse
- 13 June: Gottfried Lindauer, painter.
- 1 October: Suzanne Aubert (Sister Mary Joseph), missionary nun
- 9 October: Arthur Myers, politician
- 18 October: Sir James Carroll, politician
- 26 October: Frederick Pirani, politician
- List of years in New Zealand
- Timeline of New Zealand history
- History of New Zealand
- Military history of New Zealand
- Timeline of the New Zealand environment
- Timeline of New Zealand's links with Antarctica
- Statistics New Zealand: New Zealand Official Yearbook, 1990. ISSN 0078-0170 page 52
- "Elections NZ - Leaders of the Opposition". Retrieved 6 April 2008.
- Cockayne, Leonard (1926). "Monograph on New Zealand beech forests". N.Z. State Forest Serv. Bull (4).
- "New Zealand plants - timeline - 1900 to 1949". University of Auckland, School of Biological Science.
- List of New Zealand Chess Champions
- "PGA European - Holden New Zealand Open". The Sports Network. 2005. Retrieved 25 March 2009.
- edited by A. H. McLintock (1966). "Mens' Golf - National Champions". An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand. Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Retrieved 13 February 2009.
- List of NZ Trotting cup winners
- Auckland Trotting cup at hrnz.co.nz
- "New Zealand: List of champions". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 1999.
- Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First published in 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. OCLC 154283103.
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